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The University of Manchester

4 year PhD programme for International Postgraduate Researchers in Biological, Medical and Health Sciences, including PG Certificate in Teaching

Our new four-year integrated PhD Programme enables you to carry out independent research whilst also working towards an accredited teaching certificate with training elements across a range of biological, medical and health sciences. This will give PhD graduates planning a career in higher education a competitive edge as the Programme provides practical and theoretical skills in teaching and assessment in a variety of settings..

The research projects available will span across three subject areas to include:

Biological sciences

  • Biotechnology
  • Cell and Cancer Biology
  • Computational and Evolutionary Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Human Disease
  • Infection, Inflammation and Immunity
  • Neurobiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Protein Structure and Function
  • Stem Cell Biology

Medical sciences

  • Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Health Informatics
  • Medical Imaging
  • Microbiology, Mycology and Virology
  • Population Health
  • Reproductive and Child Health

Health sciences

  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology
  • Human Communication
  • Informatics, Imaging and Data Sciences

Alongside your chosen research project and supervisor, the Programme will include a bespoke selection of taught components including:

  • The unique opportunity for you to gain a certified professional qualification in higher education teaching skills (PG Certificate)
  • Courses on research methods and critical thinking skills
  • Advanced courses in discipline related topics
  • Support for academic writing development

This programme is designed to ensure our international Doctoral Graduates become future leaders in academia or in their chosen career in biological, medical, or health sciences.

Choosing a research area

The projects available for self-funded postgraduate researchers are available to view through our project database. Please look at the projects available in your research area here.

Funding Opportunities

For those postgraduate researchers who wish to apply for partial awards or find scholarship schemes to support PhD study please see our website information on studentships and funding.

How to Apply

You will need to have decided on a research project and supervisor at the point of application. Please see How to apply for application instructions.

For more information, please visit our website